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  • L’importance des passions et de la spiritualité

    Vincent Bélisle ,

    À la veille de ma fin de session au Cégep, j’avais envie de parler des doutes qui m’habitent. Avez-vous comme moi parfois l’impression que le meilleur choix serait de tout abandonner? Vous sentez-vous à l’occasion pris d’un sentiment de panique au sujet de votre avenir? Comment y arrivez-vous?

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  • Demystifying therapy - The first appointment

    Alexandra Verreault ,

    In my last article, I highlighted the importance of the first phone call as the moment where the relationship with your therapist begins. The first appointment often follows suit; this is when you will finally meet your therapist.

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  • Semer l’engagement citoyen

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    En cette Journée mondiale du recyclage, j’ai envie de vous parler de mes anciens élèves. Comme vous vous rappelez peut-être, j’ai démissionné de l’enseignement il y a un peu plus de deux ans. Pourquoi la Journée du recyclage me donne-t-elle particulièrement envie de vous parler d’eux, encore ? Parce qu’une des premières activités que je faisais avec mes nouveaux groupes était à propos de la gestion des déchets.

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  • Mental load, letting go and lowered sex drive

    Myriam Bouthillette ,

    Mental load is a term we hear a lot these days. Sometimes defined as a burden, mental load is in fact the cognitive load of all responsibilities associated with our roles: partner, parent, employee, student, etc.

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  • Ma recette perso pour réussir sa vie de famille recomposée

    Roxanne Bélanger ,

    En marge de la semaine de relâche, j’en profite pour mettre à l’honneur ma famille recomposée. Notre réalité est parfois complexe, mais avec de l’amour et des moments de qualité, rien n’est insurmontable. La façon dont nous avons relevé nos défis vous inspirera peut-être dans votre propre vie de famille. J’espère que vous pourrez vous reconnaître dans ce texte.

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  • AI for a better world

    Étienne Bolduc ,

    At Optania, we strive to build caring technologies for everyone. Technologies that make life easier and have a positive difference on the world. It’s a big challenge nowadays, but we work with consistency and conviction.

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  • Mindfulness: a new toolbox for your classroom

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    More than a simple meditation technique, I see mindfulness as a way of life. Mindfulness is living in the moment while being aware of what is happening at precise moments, here and now. Carpe diem.

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  • Choosing from an ocean of possibilities : Article on the search for identity and academic orientation

    Vincent Bélisle ,

    As I wrote in my previous post, teenagers are confronted with a lot of decisions. They need to answer several questions on their future, their academic choices and the general meaning of their life. This search for identity is a crucial step in life; these choices will create a path that they may follow for the rest of their lives! I personally had a lot of trouble finding my way, despite the various approaches I tried to get there.

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  • The unsung heroes or the flip side of the (police) coin

    Nancy Boisvert ,

    Police officers do not reap only rewards when performing their duties. Indeed, the press is often hard on them. They are put in the spotlight at the slightest misstep and their actions are constantly scrutinized, making their margin of maneuver incredibly thin. The slightest mistake will be exploited and publicized.

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  • Personal Data Protection, a Shared Concern

    Maxime Beaudoin ,

    In the era of social media and intelligent devices, personal data protection should be a concern for all of us. Large institutions like the European Commission continue working on data protection reforms, but that doesn’t mean you also shouldn’t take matters into your own hands.

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